WBB: Keough, Brown & Ryan receive AUS Honours

MacKenzee Ryan, Hannah Brown and Alison Keough
MacKenzee Ryan, Hannah Brown and Alison Keough

Halifax, NS - The AUS announced its major award winners in women's basketball. Once again the CAPERS program was well represented. Alison Keough, Hannah Brown and Mackenzee Ryan all received recognition for their outstanding performances.

Keough (Marion Bridge, NS) in her 5th-year with the program was named an AUS 1st-team All-star for the 4th consecutive season. She was also named AUS Rookie of the Year and a 2nd-team All-star in 2013-14 and won the 2016-17 AUS MVP. Joining her on the 1st-team this season Hannah Brown (North Sydney, NS). This is Brown's first AUS All-star nod for the 4th-year forward.

Mackenzee Ryan (Glace Bay, NS) was named to the AUS All-Rookie team.

The full list of awards winners is below.


 Most Valuable Player: Paloma Anderson, Acadia

Rookie of the Year: Reese Baxendale, UPEI

Defensive Player of the Year: Carolina Del Santo, UPEI

Tracy MacLeod Award Nominee: Jane McLaughlin, UPEI

Sylvia Sweeney Award Nominee (Student-Athlete Community Service): Kiera Rigby, UPEI

Dr. Carolyn Savoy Memorial Award (Coach of the Year): Len Harvey, Acadia


First Team All-Stars:

Paloma Anderson, Acadia

Alison Keough, Cape Breton

Kiera Rigby, UPEI

Hannah Brown, Cape Breton

Alexandra Berry, Acadia


Second Team All-Stars:

Kennisha-Shanice Luberisse, Saint Mary's

Sydney Stewart, Memorial

Jenna Mae Ellsworth, UPEI

Haley McDonald, Acadia

Laura Kaye, UNB


All-Rookie Team:

Reese Baxendale, UPEI

MacKenzee Ryan, Cape Breton

Kimberly Kingsbury, StFX

Ariel Provo, Dalhousie

Cameron Longley, Memorial


The CAPERS will look to defend their AUS title March 2nd-4th in Halifax. Their first game will be Saturday at 3pm in the semi-finals and they will face the winner of the UPEI vs UNB QF. All the action can be seen on AusTv.ca.